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Adjective
Having been broken
“The vase lay broken on the floor after I had inadvertently knocked it to the ground.”
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Having breaks or gaps in continuity
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“Watercolor can sometimes be used in dry form to make a broken line that scrapes along textured paper.”
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Mentally defeated
“His spirit was broken after losing a large sum of money through a bad investment.”
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Not working
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“I spilled some coffee on my computer, and now it is broken.”
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(of a promise made) Not honored
“She vowed never to let him forget his broken promise to her.”
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Stuttering or inarticulate in speech
“He spoke in broken English despite claiming to have been born and raised in London.”
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Having an uneven and rough surface
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“The stage has a broken surface and is completely unsafe for our performers.”
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(of limbs or bones) Fractured, usually due to injury
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“He sustained a broken arm from the accident but is recovering well.”
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Having a rupture
“The skin over my wound is still broken.”
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(of a relationship or household) Dysfunctional or lacking harmony
“Coming from a broken home myself, it took nine years of marriage before I could decide to start a family.”
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(of a marriage or love affair) Ending in divorce or a breakup
“As a child, he endured the trauma of his parents' broken marriage.”
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Having faults or errors
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Consisting of fragments
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Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
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Lacking in material possessions or financial wealth
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Overcome with deep or intense sorrow
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Predisposed to having, or characterized by, bad luck
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Having an irregular spasmodic movement
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(of a structure or piece of equipment) Poorly made and likely to collapse
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Turned over with the blade of a plow to create furrows (usually for planting crops)
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Injured, or not functioning properly (with respect to legs)
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Worn, torn, or ragged, as if into rags
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Domesticated and tamed, especially of, or as, a pet
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Characterized by an inability to sleep or rest
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Oppressed, persecuted or subjugated
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Disappointed in someone or something that one discovers to be less good than one had believed
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Incapable of being repaired, amended, cured or rectified
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Erratic or out of control
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Lacking energy, drive, motivation or emotion
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Having been ruined, broken or damaged, especially beyond repair
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Having a puncture or crack
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Not performing its proper or intended function
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Not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome
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Unnatural, artificial or fake in nature
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Without hope of recovery
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Past participle for to separate into pieces as a result of a collision, blow, shock, or strain
“The piñata would eventually break after being struck repeatedly by enthusiastic kids.”
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(of a rule, law or agreement) Past participle for to fail to keep or abide by
“He chose to break his contract with the club after a significantly more lucrative offer was presented to him.”
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Past participle for to stop proceedings, typically in relation to arduous activity
“Let's break for a few minutes before we drive ourselves crazy from all this work.”
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Past participle for to stop or interrupt an action, process or operation
“We can break the cycle of poverty by providing work and employment opportunities.”
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Past participle for to tell or reveal news or information
“I couldn't wait to break the good news to him that he had aced his exam.”
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Past participle for to be revealed
“If there is any truth to any of this, the news will break in due course.”
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Past participle for to exceed or cross a given limit
“He was determined to break the world record to make a name for himself.”
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Past participle for to become inoperative
“We have backups on standby should the machines currently in operation break.”
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Past participle for to cause damage to
“I would break my juicer by overfilling it.”
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Past participle for to cushion something's effect
“His reflexes kicked in, and he threw out his arms, managing to break her fall.”
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Past participle for to happen, occur or come into existence
“We had no inkling that the horsemeat scandal would break in the middle of the filming of our documentary.”
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Past participle for to retreat from something frightening or dangerous
“The crowd in Pamplona would immediately break once the bulls were set loose.”
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Past participle for to sustain an injury involving the fracture of a bone or bones in a part of the body
“He was relieved after scans confirmed that the accident did not break any of his bones.”
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Past participle for to decipher or solve through reasoning, analysis or logic
“Rejewski used the theory of permutations to break the message keys of the plugboard Enigma machine.”
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(of a habit) Past participle for to quit or give up
“He resolved to break his habit of constantly being overly critical of himself.”
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Past participle for to be overcome by a given feeling or emotion
“Homer's self-control would finally break as he greedily gobbled down the blueberry pie.”
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Past participle for to cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
“The grueling workout would eventually break me, and I had to quit from exhaustion.”
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(of one's voice) Past participle for to speak haltingly
“Her voice would break as she recounted the harrowing ordeal.”
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(of waves) Past participle for to crash against a barrier or surface
“We stood near the beach by the fire, listening to the waves break on the shingle.”
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Past participle for to move in a (usually sharp) turn
“James would dribble to his left, then break to his right to shake off his opponent.”
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(of the weather) Past participle for to undergo a change
“The weather would break, temperatures would rise, and it would be briefly warm enough to smell the earth once again.”
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Past participle for to break through a surface
“Press down onto each potato to break the skin and flesh a little, allowing the oil to penetrate.”
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Past participle for to penetrate the surface from below
“Dolphins would break all around our boat.”
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Past participle for to destroy, weaken or work against
“Government indifference failed to break the movement but, in fact, radicalized it.”
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Past participle for to fail in business or to become bankrupt
“The hemorrhaging cash flow would eventually break him.”
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Past participle for to reduce the value or price of
“Adam Osborne decided that he wanted to break the price of computers by creating his own.”
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(of a piece of land) Past participle for to cut into and turn over the sod of
“Farmers of old would break fields with horse-drawn plows.”
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